995 CMR 4.10 - Prior Maritime Experience

Current through Register 1466, April 1, 2022

(1) Satisfactory maritime experience shall mean, in the case of an applicant for a Warrant Pilot Commission, either merchant marine experience or pilot experience as set forth in 995 CMR 4.00;
(2) Merchant Marine experience must be:
(a) At least two years service at sea during the five year period preceding the date in which original application for such commission is made, provided that time during which an individual is actively training for a Commission as a Pilot shall not accrue against the five year time period; and
(b) During such two year period, at least one year shall have been served aboard US documented vessels over 1600 gross tons in the capacity as either:
1. Master while holding a Master of steam and motor vessels of unlimited tons upon oceans license issued by the US Coast Guard; or
2. Chief Mate while holding Master for steam and motor vessels unlimited tons upon oceans.
(c) One year of service at sea shall mean 180 days service on an operating commercial merchant marine vessel documented under the laws of the United States;
(d) The Commissioner shall make an interpretation of sea service for merchant vessels in Reduced Operating Status (ROS) while participating in the National Defense Reserve Force (NDRF), but credit no more than ½ a day for every day of service;
(e) Service at sea on a foreign flag vessel may, in the sole discretion of the Commissioner, be determined after appropriate inquiry and receipt of documentary evidence, be treated as equivalent to service on a vessel documented under the laws of the United States;
(f) All service at sea shall be evidenced by duly authenticated discharge forms or letters, service books, or other official documents. The originals shall be exhibited to the Commissioner and copies delivered to the Commissioner;
(g) Any document not in the English language shall be accompanied by a translation by a certified translator; and
(h) In the event that the applicant certifies in writing under oath that any of the original documents have been lost or otherwise are not available, the Commissioner in his or her sole discretion, may accept substitutes or an affidavit by the applicant under oath.


995 CMR 4.10

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